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Conference on Nuclear Training and Education: A Biennial International Forum (CONTE 2023)
February 6–9, 2023
Amelia Island, FL|Omni Amelia Island Resort
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Fusion Science and Technology
Fusion energy radwaste management considerations
The question of what to do with the radioactive waste has been raised frequently for both fission and fusion. In the 1970s, fusion adopted the land-based disposal option, primarily based on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s decision to regulate all radioactive wastes as only a disposal issue, following the fission guidelines. In the early 2000s, members of the Advanced Research Innovation and Evaluation Study (ARIES) national team became increasingly aware of the high amount of mildly radioactive materials that 1-GWe fusion power plants will generate, compared with the current line of fission reactors. The main concern is that such a sizable inventory of mostly tritiated radioactive materials would tend to rapidly fill U.S. repositories—a serious issue that was overlooked in early fusion studies1 that could influence the public acceptability of fusion energy and will certainly become more significant in the immediate future if left unaddressed, as fusion moves toward commercialization.
John I. Sackett
Edward W. Larsen
University of Florida (First Place)University of Missouri-Rolla (Second Place)Pennsylvania State University (Third Place)Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (Honorable Mention)
Douglas C. Crawford
Bobby R. Seidel
Alan J. BlotckyDonald J. DudziakCraig F. GrochmalRobert HessGail H. MarcusKyle Turner
Small Local SectionsLong Island (Best Overall, Best Section Management)Chicago (Best Public Communication)Washington DC (Best Membership, Best Meetings and Programs)International Local SectionsJapan (Best Meetings and Programs, Best Section Management)
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Michael D. Mulheim
Ronald B. Adamson
Edward D. FullerStanley S. HatcherMasao HoriPaul P.H. Wilson
H. Peter Planchon
John W. Landis
Bernard L. Cohen
Tawfik M. Raby
GraduateOhio StateBrent Albertson, Clark Barton, Angela Brown, Weibo Chen, Michael Perry, Michael Reed, Michael Smith, Robert WintersUndergraduateUniversity of Massachusetts-LowellPaul Cataldo, Mark NataleHonorable Mention - GraduateMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyJoseph Burns, Michael Folkert, Matthew Githens, Melissa Lambeth, Feng Li, Caroline ShinHonorable Mention - UndergraduatePennsylvania StateJen Furl, David Knepper, Paula Knepper, Chris Murray, Justin Watson
Theofanis G. Theofanous (Theo)
Weston M. Stacey, Jr.
Herbert S. Isbin
South Texas ProjectSTP Nuclear Operating CompanyVogtleSouthern Nuclear Operating Company
Buzz Carns Wolf Creek
Pierre J. Benoist